Knockout JS in Magento 2 checkout

Magento 2 uses the Knockout JS framework to dynamically build the checkout page. Knockout JS makes use of the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern to build the dynamic javascript user interfaces.

In this article, we will start off by looking into all aspects of the rendering process of Magento 2 checkout page. Then we will study an example of using Knockout JS in UB One Step Checkout -- a one step checkout extension for Magento 2. We hope this gives you a foundation for further looking into Knockout JS. Continue reading

Magento 2 extensions

For the past few months, we have gone extra miles in developing and improving our Magento 2 extensions. Some of these extensions also compliment our responsive Magento 2 themes. The goal is to bring improved native features in our extensions and themes and make it easier for you to set up new Magento 2 stores.

Our eight Magento 2 extensions that are becoming must-have items for ecommerce stores trying to stay ahead are: Continue reading

UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

We just pushed version 1.0.2 stable out for our [M2] UB One Step Checkout extension.

This new release adds the Delivery Date & Time functionality, House Security Code, enhanced Delivery Note to the core. Let’s dive in to learn in more details.

Let customers select preferred delivery date and time

With the new delivery date & time functionality in UB One Step Checkout ver 1.0.2, you -- as a Magento store owner -- can set allowable days for order and create multiple time ranges for delivery. For instance, your online grocery shops just do delivery on Monday to Friday, then you want your customers not to select the weekends which you can not deliver. Under this circumstance, you simply enables only the required delivery days and unselect the weekends.

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Create multiple delivery slots for each day of the week

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7 Magento Checkout tips

Building a frictionless checkout is a must, and is something that takes time and a lot of consideration. The Baymard Institute found that almost 28% of people abandon the checkout cart due to a long or complicated checkout process.

There has been a number of ways to reduce such shopping cart abandonment rate for your Magento store, and this has a huge amount to bear in mind depending on the checkout solution you choose.

UB One Step Checkout is a great alternative for native Magento 2 checkout that does the heavy lifting for you to prepare a clean and optimized one-step checkout solution.

Here are the top 7 simple features of UB One Step Checkout extension that can help to pump-up your checkout page, improved experience and less stress mean an increase in conversions. Let’s take a closer look at how this is being done. Continue reading

UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

Aug 30, 2018 Update: UB One Step Checkout version 1.0.4 released. It now allows to change product variations of the configurable products in the mini cart at the checkout page, plus other incremental updates.
July 6, 2018 Update: UB One Step Checkout version 1.0.2 Stable has been released, enhanced with Delivery Date & Time functionality, House Security Code (optional) and fully compatible with Magento 2.2.5.
May 15, 2018 Update: GeoIP2 API integration is now available in UB One Step Checkout. It helps detect customer address automatically based on the IP address.

Today is an exciting day for me because I get to announce the release of a brand new Magento 2 one step checkout extension at Ubertheme -- UB One Step Checkout (beta), that we have been working on for quite some time.

The Magento 1 & 2 are great for a lot of things, but building an effective one step checkout page is not one of those things. It can be downright frustrating when working with six-step accordion checkout process in Magento 1.x. Getting maximum value from the reduced two-step flow in Magento 2 can be challenging as well.

Hence, we committed to building our new UB One Step Checkout. You will get a complete checkout solution that makes it easier than ever to build a one page checkout in Magento 2. The ultimate goal is to help you maximize successful checkout transactions.

Magento 2 One Step Checkout

So what to expect from the all new UB One Step Checkout? Here are some of the cool features that will be rolled out on the initial release.

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UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

April 27, 2018 Update:
UB One Step Checkout has just arrived! Also packed with GeoIP2 API integration which helps detect customer address automatically based on the IP address.

The extension is currently available for purchase and update in our Magento 2 extensions store.

Over the past 5 months we have been hard at work building an all new Magento 2 extension at Ubertheme.

Today we are introducing a sneak peek the UB One Step Checkout, a modern Magento 2 checkout extension that helps you place all checkout steps on one page with easier configuration.

With UB One Step Checkout, we set a new milestone in our goal to create powerful yet simple solution for buiding your Magento 2 stores. So what to expect from UB One Step Checkout in the coming weeks?

Give it a look.

UB One Step Checkout for Magento 2

Here is a glimpse at what we have been working on: Continue reading

Multi-page vs. Single-page checkout

Nothing turns off a potential customer more than an overly complicated Magento checkout process.

Here’s what customer research shows: According to the Baymard Institute, roughly 70% of your customers do abandon their carts just before checkout. Now there could be various factors leading to that. It could be hidden shipping costs or the final price of your product, but here’s the catch: Recent research reveals that it’s really the tedious Magento checkout procedures that often discourage your customers from completing their purchase.

So the big question is, what can you do? Optimizing your Magento checkout is one thing you need to look at, but whether to use a single-page or a multi-page checkout is another important aspect you need to consider. Continue reading